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Address: Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito EC170503, Ecuador
Phone Number:
+593 22988312
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08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with over 60 years experience in...

We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with over 60 years experience in travel. We own and operate three boats in the Galapagos Islands as well as one hotel. Our holding group also owns Casa Gangotena in Quito and Mashpi Lodge in the cloudforests northwest of the capital.

We are also a regional company with offices in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Colombia.

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US$3,604.00*
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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Eastern Itinerary Aboard the 'Santa Cruz II'
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Brilliant trip on Santa Cruz II

Just completed a four night tour of the eastern Galapagos on Santa Cruz II. It was a brilliant trip - the boat was great, the staff were lovely and the nature we saw was awesome... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Heather G
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Dorking, England, United Kingdom

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Dorking, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just completed a four night tour of the eastern Galapagos on Santa Cruz II. It was a brilliant trip - the boat was great, the staff were lovely and the nature we saw was awesome. It's an action packed programme but there were always options if people didn't want to join an activity. I loved the visits to the remote... More 

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801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for sharing your opinion. We are grateful for your wonderful review about our Santa Cruz II. We are very pleased to know that you had an amazing experience on the Galapagos Islands and that you enjoyed the visits to the remote places which are unique! We are always attentive to the needs of our... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a 4d/5n cruise on the Santa Cruise II - with the eastern itinerary. We booked this last minute once we got to Quito. We were a group of 2 couples in our late twenties and found it hard to find any reviews when researching our choice so here goes my two cents on this cruise: • the cruise... More 

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801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear traveller, Thank you very much for your kind review and for letting us know about the outstanding experience you had with us! It makes us really proud to read that our amazing facilities and food offer along with the amazing staff made your vacation a memorable moment. One of our advantages is that our expedition vessels often have the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a last minute adventure on the Santa Cruz II which was 5D, 4N via the eastern route. It's really only 3 1/2 - 4 days when you consider the first day being a half day and the last basically breakfast and departure, but we knew this - these tours are always like this! We were a group of... More 

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801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our Santa Cruz II for your recent stay in Galapagos. We have read your comments and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority. We were pleased to note that you were satisfied with the service, the activities, the food and our staff.... More 

Caledon, Canada
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came back from an absolutely amazing adventure. We traveled to Peru and Ecuador. The highlight of the trip was the Galapagos Islands. The Metropolitan Touring staff were first class, from meeting our group at the airport and all of the tours were had a great time. The Guides on the Islands were very informative and really care about... More 

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801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for your positive review. We are very happy to know that you had an amazing adventure with us. For us it's important that our guests have the best experience throughout their journey and we believe that every detail makes the difference. If you decide to visit the Galapagos again, please contact us, we will be happy... More 

UK
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure where to begin, other than to say we could not be happier with our choice of La Pinta. I suffer from awful motion sickness and we agonised over our choice forever before thankfully being steered towards La Pinta and a January tour. Perfection. Romantically it would have been lovely to have gone on a 16 capacity catamaran but... More 

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801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our La Pinta Yacht. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you had an outstanding experience with us! It makes us really proud to know that you were satisfied with our facilities and food on board. We pride ourselves on... More 

Grafton, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have chosen Metropolitan Touring based on our friend’s positive experience 1 year ago with the same trip. We are very experienced travelers and were thrilled with our experience. We have only positive comments as follows: 1. Our Quito tour guide and hotel were all very nice. 2. The Santa Cruz II is an amazingly beautiful ship.... More 

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Thank Lisachristine0
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Our warmest thanks for your fantastic and kind comment, we are very grateful to hear that you had a pleasant and gratifying experience with us. Be assured we will share your motivating words with our team and they will certainly be proud to know they assisted in making your vacation truly memorable. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, Usa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Everything was perfect on the Santa Cruz II. They welcomed us at the airport in Guayaquil, welcomed us again in Baltra, helped us to the pangas (boats) which took us to the ship, and everything proceeded point perfectly from then on. Our cabin was spacious and comfortable, always clean (crew comes in three times a day!). The food was excellent... More 

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801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers. I am very happy to know that everything was perfect and you enjoyed your trip with us! Please contact us if you decide to come back again, we will be happy to assist you. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Best regards,... More 

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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We enjoyed a 5 night cruise on the Santa Cruz 2, and it surpassed our expectations. The crew was extremely friendly, our naturalist guide was highly knowledgeable and interesting, the food was delicious and our cabin was very comfortable. I enjoyed the sun deck as well as the gym on board. We had a variety of outdoor options- snorkeling kayaking,... More 

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801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your positive review, we loved to read your thrilling comments about our Santa Cruz II. For all of us at Metropolitan Touring, is a large pleasure to hear about our guestes experiences and being part of your amazing stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our country in the future. Best... More 

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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Metropolitan Touring was exceptional on our recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The trip started in Quito where we had a wonderful guide for an all day tour that kept all seven of us interested all day. We visited several areas including two of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. We then flew to the Galapagos to board... More 

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801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for your review and for choosing Metropolitan Touring and our La Pinta Yacht. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. I am also very glad to see that you remark La Pinta Yacht, the food offer, and that the activities were perfect. We hope you decide to visit us again... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had never heard of Metropolitan Touring before booking with them and were a little nervous but everything about them was first rate! We flew into Quito and were met by a wonderful guide, Cynthia, who was with us to show us around Quito the following day. Accomodations were above expectations at the JW Marriott. We had a full day... More 

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801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Deat guest, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with us here on Trip Advisor. The fact that you mention that everything was first rate and that you 100% recommend our services means a lot to us! We love to read that you enjoyed the activities, the accommodations, and our service! Because that is what we... More 

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